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Businesses feel effects of game day

September 16, 2013

Rachel Thompson serves Ke'undrea Dodd (middle) and Marqueisha Pittman (right) at Mugshots Grill & Bar. Mugshots is one of several businesses in Starkville that has felt the economic impact football season brings to Starkville every fall. (Photo by Alex Holloway, SDN)

Football season is an incredibly important time of year for many college towns around America, and Starkville — which markets itself as “Mississippi’s College Town” — is no exception.

The Mississippi State University Bulldogs will play at home seven times during their 2013 campaign, including a Sept. 7 home-opening victory against the Alcorn State Braves and an upcoming Saturday matchup against the Troy University Trojans. Though the days add up to only one week out of a year’s 52, they are of incredible economic importance to the city.

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